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#21 of 2,200 Restaurants in Ottawa
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540 Rochester St, Ottawa, Ontario K1S 4M1, Canada (Carling)
+1 613-321-3537
Tue - Sat 17:00 - 22:00
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Brantford, Ontario
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73 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 January 2016

Our party of seven enjoyed a very interesting meal at Atelier Inc. on a recent Friday evening. Assuming you've checked out their website, you'll already know there is no à la carte menu here; rather, the same twelve-course meal is served to everyone. The portions are reasonably sized - we did not leave hungry but were not "stuffed" either. Our... More 

Thank Lovewineandfood
Missouri City, Texas
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37 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 January 2016

Atelier is absolutely magnificent, from the service to the cuisine! My taste buds are suing me for waiting 51 yrs to entertain them with such exquisite cuisine. Their is no menu at this restaurant, other than a drink menu. The Chef prepares a 12-course tasting meal, each course brilliantly prepared. Go for the wine pairing for 10 wines finely described... More 

1 Thank Curt F
Gatineau, Canada
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68 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 January 2016

The reviews on TripAdvisor are great, and there is a reason! What you have read is true: it's amazing. Fine dining, great care taken by the kitchen and staff, ingredients treated with respect, unpretentious, accessible gourmet fare. The team likes to surprise and delight their guests, so I won't recite the entire menu and ruin their hard work. If you... More 

Thank LilT1082
Barcelona, Spain
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25 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 January 2016

I have eaten here a few times and each time the food and service was excellent. If this restaurant was in the US or Europe it would have a Michelin Star. The price was unbelievably reasonable for a 12 course menu.

Thank BadFish420
Ottawa, Canada
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11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 January 2016 via mobile

Twelve courses with a half wine pairing over 5 hours : a wonderful evening ! Each course is a small serving of wonderfulness, creativity and fun. To enjoy, you have to be adventurous and open : we had fish, shrimp, scallop, chick, wapiti among other things. The highlight was this sweet course where we were served a sugary balloon concoction... More 

Thank Vivimilie
New York City, New York, USA
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 9 January 2016

the diner was very good. I love it. It's a new form of diner you have to try it to undustand. Nothing in Ottawa do this food. My daughter, my grand son and me was wow!!!!!!!!! It was very good. I recommand this restaurant to every one.

1 Thank chamichia
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 January 2016

We had a drink at the bar which was very nice atmosphere, restaurant nicely decorated, open kitchen which I enjoy

Toronto, Canada
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28 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 January 2016 via mobile

A wonderful multicourse adventure through the world of food, Atelier provides cuisine and service worth the price in this diamond in the ruff restaurant in Ottawa. Worth a visit for a special occasion.

Thank RCBF
Ottawa, Canada
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 2 January 2016

Atelier is more than just dinner out, it's a culinary experience. Each of the 12 courses were interesting and challenged our senses. I was particularly impressed with the wine pairings: Atelier is the first place where the wine pairings actually triggered specific tastes for me. We also enjoyed our exploration of a sour beer before dinner. Highly recommended for foodies... More 

Thank Bertrand M
Ontario, Canada
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68 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 December 2015

If you are "food adventurous" you will love this restaurant. It's where fine dining meets molecular gastronomy and art. It's like nothing most people have experienced before and, most importantly, it's delicious. It's fine dining which tends to be pricier but you won't be disappointed!

Thank Pam S

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$52 - US$59
Canadian, International, Gluten Free Options
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Fine Dining
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Open Hours
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 540 Rochester St, Ottawa, Ontario K1S 4M1, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Ontario  >  Ottawa
  • Phone Number: +1 613-321-3537

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?